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Stay Different – Summer Deals from Jumeirah

Stay Different – Summer Deals from Jumeirah

Something for my Dubai readers…. I’m sorry I keep on sending you instagrams of lavender fields in Provence, crystal blue waters of Malta, perfect chalky cool whites from Santorini and Mykonos and then posting about icy cold bottles of golden Cava in Barcelona. I’m sorry, because I know that while […]

August 29, 2013 ×

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Dream Diary – May 24

Dream Diary – May 24

I’m starting a new series of posts on The Hedonista. Just a quick note to share some of the information in my inbox. Maybe you will be able to do what I can’t always fit in. In a perfect world, where money is no object and there are 48 hours […]

May 23, 2013 ×

Eating up Dubai, News Events and More

Silvena Rowe – Can she shake up Dubai’s Middle Eastern cuisine?

Silvena Rowe – Can she shake up Dubai’s Middle Eastern cuisine?

“Do you like it here? Is there culture?” she asks. I’m supposed to be interviewing her, but she’s putting out feelers – she’s considering moving here, and bringing her cuisine with her. Studying her, it’s not hard to imagine her fitting in. Gold mirror glasses, leopard print tee with sparkle, […]

April 2, 2013 ×

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“Simply” not good enough

“Simply” not good enough

Don’t you love sitting down to some really, really great food? I love Pierre Gagnaire’s food, but not only that, his personal style. Each dish is formulated with balance and finesse. It’s haute cuisine, which ever so slightly nudges the pretty end of Molecular Gastronomy without ever going completely into […]

March 13, 2013 ×

Eating up Dubai, News Events and More

Taste Teasers – Can Taste of Dubai impress us this year?

Taste Teasers – Can Taste of Dubai impress us this year?

Taste of Dubai season is back. For the last two months, our inboxes have been full of “early bird” offers, “exclusive deals” and “last chance” opportunities to buy two tickets at 99AED. If anyone hasn’t heard of Taste of Dubai yet, you’re obviously walking around with your eyes closed, refusing […]

March 10, 2013 ×

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Food Obsessed…. Moi?

Food Obsessed…. Moi?

Food bloggers come in all shapes and sizes (and some would say, vast, vast, quantities). But underneath them all is an obsession with food, and I’ve just discovered it’s unnatural. Recently I ran a trivia night at my place with nine of my nearest and dearest. It came about because […]

December 23, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, News Events and More

Sustainable dining? Or taking the piss? Greenhouse by Joost

Sustainable dining? Or taking the piss? Greenhouse by Joost

I found myself again, unplanned in Melbourne. Sarah has arrived for 24 hours only. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, lucky you – quite prophetic to place yourself around the date of my arrival. But The Rickshaw Run is booked out, Two Goats on Gertrude is the other side of town, […]

March 15, 2012 ×

Eating up Dubai, News Events and More

Table 9 – great expectations for Dubai

Table 9 – great expectations for Dubai

I was at an event yesterday afternoon, and another of my food blogging Dubians asked a chef, who is Michelin starred in his own country, “Is Dubai ready for Michelin?” He spoke diplomatically for about two minutes, praising many of the restaurants in Dubai, it’s rapid growth, and then swiftly […]

October 20, 2011 ×